Seeking experienced male and female dancers. Visit www.ballethispanico.org/auditions


  Seeking multiple positions, see below.


  All positions are filled at this time.


  Seeking Teaching Artists.


  See available internships.

Grants Manager

Ballet Hispanico seeks an experienced Grants Manager who will be responsible for persuasively communicating the mission and programs of the organization to obtain financial support. The Manager is responsible for researching, developing, writing and submitting funding proposals to foundations, corporations and public agencies. The Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer and works collaboratively with Department Directors and staff to develop effective proposal and reporting strategies.


• Develops fundraising strategies for established and new funders necessary to meet foundation, corporation and government annual contributed revenue goals.
• Manages a current portfolio of institutional donors by coordinating institutional donors’ solicitations and communications.
• In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Department Directors conceptualizes and writes effective proposals, reports, correspondence and other accompanying materials for funders.
• Manages the stewardship of all institutional grants including coordinating with departments regarding the purpose and use of funds to conform to funder intent; manage organizational programmatic data collection and analysis to generate reports for funders; respond to funder requests and requirements for data and other items as needed.
• Represents Ballet Hispanico at donor meetings, briefings and other events as needed.
• Works closely with staff to gain the necessary knowledge of programs to effectively communicate to funders through proposals, reports, meetings and site visits.
• Plans and implements strategic growth in corporate giving, including local and national sponsorships.
• As directed by the Chief Development Officer, participates in short- and long-term departmental planning initiatives including: annual budget preparation, performance analysis, tracking, and reporting; team preparation of an annual plan of action that includes timelines, targets, resource requirements and expected outcomes.
• Represents the department as needed with internal and external constituencies to inform them about Ballet Hispanico, its programs and fundraising priorities.
• Performs other duties as requested.

Skills and Knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
• 5+ years’ experience as development staff member at a nonprofit institution with primary responsibility for institutional giving and relationship management
• A successful track record of proactive identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts from corporations, foundations (professional and family), and public agencies
• Proven success at securing corporate sponsorships and experience negotiating and activating sponsorship term agreements. Experience with reporting on sponsorship ROI
• Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communications skills
• Ability to prioritize, make independent decisions and work well under deadlines, exercising confidentiality, good judgment, diplomacy and tact
• Knowledge of marketing principles, current technology and emerging e-commerce fundraising techniques
• Computer literacy including competency with Microsoft Office software and Internet and database management experience; knowledge of and skill in using Raisers Edge preferred

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ballet Hispanico provides an excellent benefits package, including individual medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; 403B plan; paid time off (outside of 10 paid holidays and a paid week between Christmas and New Year’s); and summer Fridays.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to llahuta@ballethispanico.org. Job description is also available for download HERE.
No phone calls, please


Director of Finance & Administration

Ballet Hispanico seeks an experienced Director of Finance & Administration.  The Director of Finance & Administration is a strategic partner with and reports to the Executive Director.  The successful candidate is a hands-on and participative manager and leads and develops a team to support the following areas:  finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and information technology. 
The Director of Finance & Administration plays a vital role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Ballet Hispanico continues to grow and build capacity.  This is an ideal opportunity for the right leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a highly regarded and progressive organization. 
The Director of Finance & Administration is a full-time exempt position.
Responsibilities (Include, but are not limited to):
Financial Management
·         Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements;
·         Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, working with external auditors;
·         Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director;
·         Prepare and maintain budgets for applications to and reports for institutional grants and awards;
·         Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status;
·         Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;
·         Schedule and prepare materials for quarterly Finance Committee meetings;
·         Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual;
·         Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Human Resources
·         Further develop Ballet Hispanico’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting;
·         Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined;
·         Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures;
·         Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities.
Technology, Operations and Administration
·         Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization grows;
·         Oversee and maximize earned short-term rental income;
·         Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants;
·         Work with Ballet Hispanico’s senior staff to continue implementing an IT plan for the future, and update the plan to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows;
·         Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.) and outsourced maintenance company;
·         Develop successful and trusting relationships with vendors, business partners and community collaborators, and create and sustain an environment at Ballet Hispanico that supports these relationships;
·         Work as part of the Senior Management team to develop policies, procedures, and practices for Ballet Hispanico.
Qualifications / Skills
·         Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree, or equivalent experience;
·         At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience;
·         The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously;
·         Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;
·         Knowledge of accounting and reporting software, FundEZ preferred;
·         A successful track record in setting priorities;
·         Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
·         Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
·         A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Ballet Hispanico;
Salary:  Competitive salary with benefits.
Start Date:  November 1, 2015
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to Joshua Palmer, Executive Assistant atjpalmer@ballethispanico.org.  No phone calls, please. Job description is also available for downloadhere.

Education & Outreach Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispanico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Education & Outreach program. 

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispanico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime. 

We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here. 

Ballet Hispanico Teaching artists possess:
  • experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
  • passion for working in schools with children who may have never danced before
  • an educational background that supports sequential, scaffolded teaching that is fun and organized
  • strong, engaging and positive classroom management and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to create fun lessons that take complicated steps and make them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner
  • knowledge about Ballet Hispanico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
  • demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
  • demeanor that reflects warmth, openness, enthusiasm, willingness to grow and work as part of a team.
  • excellent administrative skills related to deadlines, email responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism

Please send cover letter, resumes, and sample residency outline to: acorrea@ballethispanico.org.

Ballet Hispanico offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program. Interns experience professional and educational mentorship in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, Production and Education. If you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate or an early-career professional, you could be part of this fantastic program! (see descriptions below).

  • Invitations to BH events, rehearsals, and performances
  • Exposure to the workings of all departments
  • Attendance at departmental and full staff meetings
  • Network with staff and professionals in the field
  • Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
  • Build a resume and references

A complete application consisting of the following:
  • A cover letter describing of your career path and how it relates to being an intern at Ballet Hispanico. Please also include which internship(s) you are applying for
  • A resume including administrative and relevant experience

All material should be addressed to BH Internship Program.
Please submit your application only once by one of the means below:

Ballet Hispanico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
E-mail: acorrea@ballethispanico.org
Fax: (212) 362-3081

Please, no duplicate submissions and no phone calls.

Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.

  • Fall (September-December): July 31st
  • Spring (February-June): November 30th
  • Summer (June-August): March 30th
Internships Available
Gain insight into the details of this type of work by researching and creating tour packs, assisting in the drafting of dancer contracts, helping to coordinate tour travel needs, and researching licensing for music rights. Supervised by the Company Manager, interns will have an opportunity to experience the full process, from inception, to rehearsal, pre-production, to performance, of a professional company. They will interact with the Production team, Rehearsal Director and support the efforts of the Artistic Director. Attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 15-20 hours per week. SPRING

Interns work with the Education Staff in administering residencies, student performances, Performances for Young People, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering resources and information that supports the development of education materials for educators and teaching artists; and assisting teaching artists during workshops. In addition, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER

Assist Technical Director, who handles all technical aspects of Ballet Hispanico productions with the School, Company and Education & Outreach, including benefits, special events, and workshops. Interns also assist in providing administrative support to the production department (Stage Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor). Full-time SUMMER ONLY

Interns work closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, the dance company, school personnel, and teaching artists. Responsibilities would include taking measurements, costume maintenance, performance dressing & quick changes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with productions staff for performances in May and June. Sewing Skills a must! SPRING, SUMMER

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